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Johnsonville Sausage Named a Top Workplace

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Awards Honor State’s Best Places to Work

Johnsonville Sausage was named a Top Wisconsin Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which presents annual honors to the state’s top employers. Companies were evaluated through employee surveys asking feedback on work-life balance, motivation, health, employee retention and happiness.

A total of 150 employers in small, midsize and large categories were recognized. Johnsonville Sausage performed especially well in the areas of training and career development.

"We use the business to build the people, and not the other way around," said Johnsonville Sausage President Bill Morgan who has been a member at the company since the mid-1980s. "We feel like we have a moral responsibility to our members to provide the environment, experiences, training and education so they can develop their talents and skills."

Johnsonville offers many employee-friendly programs, including bonuses when the company meets certain goals.

"The idea of developing your talents and being rewarded for doing so, comes through and makes this place special. Ultimately, that will result in the business being successful," said Johnsonville Sausage CEO Nick Meriggiolo, who joined the company on April 1.

For more information about joining the team at Johnsonville Sausage, visit To learn more about the 2015 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces, visit the Journal Sentinel website.

About Johnsonville Sausage, LLC

Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national sausage brand featuring: bratsburgers Italian sausagesmoked-cooked links, breakfast sausage in fully cooked and fresh varietiesmeatballs and summer sausage. Johnsonville employs approximately 1,500 members. Each member takes ownership of product quality to ensure the excellence and “Big Flavor” of Johnsonville Sausage. Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today. For additional Johnsonville company information, the latest recipescontests and the Big Taste Grill tour schedule, visit